C. Christine Porter

Christine Porter (she/her) is a Staff Attorney in the Pittsburgh office of the Education Law Center. Prior to joining the Education Law Center, she was the Deputy Director of the Allegheny County Public Defender’s Juvenile Division, where she designed the division’s first education advocacy program. Christine has represented families as an education attorney with a private firm in Seattle and practiced disability and elder law with Neighborhood Legal Services in Pittsburgh. She has served on the boards of nonprofits advocating for juvenile justice reform and for the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Christine received her M.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle. Before law school and graduate school, Christine worked in public school classrooms through an education nonprofit in Florida.

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